What does it take to make an entire city healthier and more open to a plant-based lifestyle? Dan Buettner, an award-winning journalist, researcher, and a National Geographic fellow, knows exactly how to get it done. With our Corporate Initiatives Program kicking off in its first year, we got an opportunity to interview Dan about his perspective on being a change maker and making an impact on a corporate and community levels.
Advice and Guides
Cole Deloye, 25, had just started at Dropbox as a Compensation Analyst. Being vegan and passionate about promoting the benefits of plant-based eating, he decided to revive an existing but dormant internal group called “Vegbox”. Largely on his own, he set out to bring action-packed “vegucation” to his workplace.
Plant-Based Life group at Facebook was founded in late 2016 by Software Engineer Phaedra Anestassia. Phaedra saw a growing interest in healthful and conscientious living, sustainability, and self-improvement and decided to found a group that gave co-workers an outlet for these interests.
Business travel can be challenging for vegans. Unlike with personal travel, you may be stuck with places that provide no or poor vegan options—even in an otherwise vegan friendly city. And even if you manage to find vegan options, it can be a whole other struggle to find foods that are also both nutritious and satisfying.
How do you find vegan – or vegan curious – colleagues in a conservative workplace? Also how do you identify yourself as vegan in an work-appropriate manner? Here are some practical tips from Vegan Leaders.